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A+E Networks launches CI in the Netherlands

A+E Networks has expanded its presence in the Netherlands with the launch of Crime + Investigation on Dutch broadcaster KPN. (Pictured: Beyond Scared Straight)
June 3, 2016

A+E Networks has expanded its presence in the Netherlands with the launch of Crime + Investigation on Dutch broadcaster KPN.

CI is slated to launch on July 1 and will offer KPN audiences insight into real life crime stories by revealing the truth behind each offense through in-depth looks at real crimes, police archives and courtrooms.

The channel, which reaches more than 50 million homes in 170-plus territories worldwide, is home to such series as The Haunting Of…Beyond Scared Straight, Homicide Hunter, Nightmare in Suburbia and The First 48.

Meanwhile, History Channel has also undergone a strategic package change in the Netherlands, moving from KPN’s Pluspakket to its basic tier.

History is currently available in more than 302 million households worldwide with a series stable that includes Pawn Stars; American Pickers; Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar, which premieres June 12 at 8 p.m. CET; Ax Men, which debuts its ninth season on July 13 at 9 p.m. CET; and Alone, which bows a new season on August 28 at 8 p.m. CET.

Both CI and History on KPN are fully localized with Dutch subtitles.

The move is the latest wave of expansion for A+E Networks across Europe, having most recently announced Lifetime TurkeyFYI TV18 in India and a free-to-air entertainment channel across the UK on digital terrestrial TV platform Freeview.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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